THE BAND: ROSALIND BRODSKY AND THE SATELLITES OF LVOV


The Two of Us

The cd cover features two Brodskys intercepting in time in Lvov,
(Poland/Ukraine).
On the left, in the time travelling costume to rescue her grand-
parents from the Holocaust and on the right in her time travelling
costume to go to the Russian Revolution.

The setting is from a post card of Lvov's central station.

Text on front of post card:
LWOW. - Glowny dworzec.
LEOPOL. - Gare princepale.

Text on rear of post card:
Wydawnictwo Salonu Malarzy Polskich w Krakowie 1913. No 18.
Edition du Salon des Peintres polonais a Cracovie.


The post card was sent in 1916.

The back cover of the cd (below) features images of Lvov from
different time periods and occupations, hence name changes.

L - R: Lwow Station-1913; Lviv station-1968; Lviv Theatre-1986
and Lviv University-1998. Centre: Lviv street scene-1968.

The background image documents Brodsky marching with the
Bolsheviks in October 1917.

LYRICS:

The Two of Us

Walking through Lvov one day
saw myself coming the other way
from another time and place
going to the Russian Revolution

I thought I was going to World War II
dressed in my silver suit...
to find my grandparents and rescue
them if I could...

But this other me was dressed in red
with gold embroidery wired to her head
a large fur helmet connected up instead
to the Russian Revolution

My other self didn`t see me pass
She looked right through my silver mask
I guess that she was from my past
going to the Russian Revolution

I just came down from twenty forty four
all wired up for getting through the door
zapping all the Nazis in my way
to the future where they couldnąt stay

But I ended up at a town in Ukraine
that used to be Poland before the Russians came
I saw myself going the other way
going to the Russian Revolution

Walking through Lvov one day
saw myself coming the other way
from another time and place
going to the going to the Russian Revolution

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